Nov 28, 2012 1:00am PST
trillion in revenue or taxes over the next ten years. that's about 40% of the $4 trillion deficit goal that we have. that's the same thing that simpson-bowles had, 40% revenue. so the only way you can reach that, incidentally, is to allow the rates to go up. just this idea of we're going to take a look at the tax code, change some credits and deductions, you can't come up with enough money. >> so any deal will have to include at least some hike in the tax rate. >> i don't think there's any other way to approach it. that's why the president has taken this position. if we're going to make sure, for example, that we spare families making $250,000 a year or less from any income tax increase, then this idea that we're going to go into the tax code and find $1.6 trillion over ten years becomes almost impossible. we need to protect those middle income families. >> you said today that congress should deal with the fiscal cliff crisis now, but tackle entitlements, the entitlement questions, later. yesterday, senator lamar alexander said the only thing the president has to do to get an agre
Nov 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
revenue is an integral part of deficit deduction. and from my side of the table. bring entitlement reform into the conversation. >> so far, senator durbin has limited company among some fellow democrats. keeping them honest during the last budget showdown, both sides talked like this, but then they backed away. also as we mentioned a moment ago, there are late new signs that nobody's quite ready to cut a deal. another round of white house talks between congressional leaders and president obama was promised but is yet to materialize. a senate democratic leadership aid telling us that staff level meetings meant to lay the groundwork haven't been productive. one senate republican leadership aid accuses democrats of leaking details in order to portray republicans negatively. the talks are continuing, which itself can be read as some sort of progress. whether that's real progress or washington progress, remains to be seen. a lot to talk about starting with tennessee republican senator bob corker. thanks very much for joining us. let's talk about grover norquist. no new taxes pledged. you said
Nov 24, 2012 1:00am PST
social skill deficit that they learn, and their parents need to know that and intervene. >> the place where we stop it is the public forum of the school. because we can't control these homes. but we can control what happens to kids at school. and we can have -- we can push for more empathy and more understanding. that's where we have a chance to make an impact. >> what bothers me is i don't think you can put a fence around the school. i hear administrators say it happened off campus, it wasn't actually on school. it was in a chat room, it was this, it was that. you have to take down the fences and boundaries. we are responsible adults, and if we know this is going on, we need to caucus and talk to the parents and have a discussion about this. and not to come in and put the bully under the jail. you're not going to punish this out of the bully. that young man that was doing that on the bus, that bully, to me, that is a tormented child. the bully. there's something going on. >> but when he went home that night for dinner and his mom said how was your day, what did you do today, he didn'